Reflection On Tim Love

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After conducting an in-depth interview with successful college graduate, Tim Love, I have formed multiple connections from his college experience to ideas presented in past readings, lectures and discussions. Before explaining my findings, I think it is important to note that Tim is a thirty-three year-old married father of one daughter (soon-to-be two daughters) who works as a dean for Loyola University where he attended college and received a major in Italian.

The first insight I formed was that Tim’s idea of success is fairly equivalent to that of a successful person as defined by this course’s instructors. Tim’s idea of success is being able to work hard at something, such as solving a problem, while being able to produce an unintentional
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Soon after completing his studies, Tim was given the opportunity to work as a dean for Loyola University. He enjoys using his liberal education skills to solve the issues of numerous college students, thus improving the campus as a whole. After thinking about all of this, it has become apparent to me that success is not something achieved for oneself, but for the betterment and success of others as well. Ultimately, Tim’s passion of solving a problem and ability to pursue that passion is what truly defines …show more content…
Almost everything in college is new or different from what students are used to, so it is up to them to explore their new home. Every new thing in college—whether it be a person, ideas club, professor, speaker, anything—just might turn out to be a job, or a spouse, or a passion, anything more than before. I think that Tim’s idea goes along with what my peers and I have been discussing in our discussion class, which was that we need to be open to trying new things if we ever want to move forward and “blaze our trail” as said by Raphael Sanchez.

Reflecting on the interview, I have come across a few ideas. College is hard, and there is not a shortcut or quick tip to success, or else it is not success, but something less. To fully get the most out of my education, I hope to take Tim’s advice and grasp every chance I have to understand something new. Lastly, with every piece of information that I do learn, I should try to find a way to connect it to my passion. Almost everything in college has a connection, and it is up to the student to understand what it

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